Archway Insurance – MacCoy was founded in 2017. Archway was pleased to welcome this longstanding Cape Breton brokerage with strong community roots and commercial expertise into its growing firm.
Upon returning to Sydney after military service, W. Ritchie MacCoy established MacCoy Insurance in 1945. To this day, the brokerage continues to service and educate policyholders on the fundamentals of insurance. The products which our firm provides are at competitive premiums with sound underwriting criteria and the highest level of professional service. It is this constantly maintained focus which has permitted MacCoy to serve both business and families throughout the Maritimes for more than 75 years!
Ritchie was instrumental in forming the Insurance Agent’s Association of Nova Scotia, serving as its president for four years and also served as President of the Canadian Federation of Insurance Agents and Brokers Association for two years. In his honour the Insurance Brokers Association of Nova Scotia (IBANS) established the W. Ritchie MacCoy Award to be given to a recipient who gave service “above oneself” to the association.
In the 1950s, the brokerage was passed down to Ritchie’s son Gordon. Carrying on in his father’s footsteps of service to community, Ritchie’s son Gordon received the IBANS award in 1984. Gordon after 45 years passed the responsibility of the position of president of the firm to his son, H. Ritchie MacCoy, to carry on a third generation in the insurance business.
MacCoy takes great pride in participating in community events and supporting local charities. Employees fundraise and take part in the Alzheimer’s Walk annually. They use a casual day charity fund to support different causes each year such as Christmas Daddies and the Ally Center in Sydney. Every year the office gives a substantial donation to Two River Wildlife Park, and in 2019 made a five-year donation commitment to New Dawn Center, which is very active non-profit organization in the community.
Our team of insurance brokers value the quality of life in Cape Breton — and we’re committed to helping you enjoy that. Together, we partner with major Canadian insurance providers and tailor coverage options according to your lifestyle and budget. We provide personal and commercial property, health, life, and recreation insurance at the most competitive rates on the island.
Protect the place you call home, along with investments like a vacation-worthy cottage on the beach, or income from a coveted rental property in scenic Cape Breton. Our home, condo, renter’s, seasonal home, and rental property insurance policies provide repair and replacement coverage following an accident or disaster.
Make cherished memories at home with the help of mortgage insurance. Our Mortgage Cancellation Insurance can help ensure you don’t lose your home along with your loved one’s passing.
Drive along the coast of Cape Breton and around Sydney with comprehensive property damage and liability protection for your car in case of a collision or other damage. Access accident benefits for medical treatments and income replacement for a successful recovery.
Secure the bottom line and reputation of your business or professional practice for excellent service: access financial resources to navigate liability claims, equipment damage, and loss of income from business interruption.
Strengthen partnerships with valued employees through performance incentives like extended healthcare coverage, life insurance, retirement options, and other employee benefits.
Secure the financial future of your loved ones in the event of your passing through comprehensive life insurance. Preserve quality of life following a devastating accident or illness through living benefits, like income replacement from critical illness, disability, and accident insurance.
Access exclusive Archway Advantage group insurance rates on your personal home and auto insurance when your business or professional association sets up a group plan with us. Check to see if your professional association or other group membership qualifies for group benefits.
Protect the long-term financial wellness of your entire family. Help children fulfill their dreams through guaranteed postsecondary education and retire with resources for long-term care and leisure. Enroll in registered education and retirement savings plans.
Embark on adventures around the world safely, with the help of emergency medical benefits and travel assistance. Explore unique sights in Cape Breton on recreational vehicles equipped with comprehensive property damage and liability protection.
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